ADJ learns about autism


April 2, 2021

Charity Smith/Daily Globe SOPHOMORES Rylee Sordahl, 16, left, and Britney BeBeau, 16, receive instructions from their peer-to-peer program instructor Jamie Stiffarm as they staff a table for autism awareness on Thursday at A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer.

BESSEMER - Students and staff at A.D. Johnson Junior-Senior High School spent Thursday learning about autism in preparation for Autism Awareness Day today.

"The theme for world wide autism is to also work with kindness," said teacher Jamie Stiffarm. "So, the acceptance and kindness towards others."

To help educate students, the school held an hourly contest Thursday where questions on autism spectrum disorder were read every period and students had the time in between classes to drop their answer into a blue box to win a prize.

School secretary Jeannine Simcoe read the questions over the...

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